Thursday, 18 January 2024 09:16

Our top Cornwall activities for your Easter hot tub break

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When it comes to the Easter holidays Cornwall is always a popular destination for families from all over the country.

Being blessed with a warmer climate than much of the rest of Britain, the Duchy tends to experience fairer weather in the early springtime. Though, of course, you can never truly escape the risk of rain in the UK!

Either way, if like many others making their Easter plans you’re looking for inspiration of what to do while you’re enjoying your weekend hot tub breaks in Cornwall, then look no further.

Consider these top suggestions for activities to make this an egg-cellent Easter break for your family.

Adventure on National Trust Easter egg trails


If you don’t have it in you to whip up an Easter egg hunt of your own this year then no worries! The National Trust run egg trails at locations across the UK for children to enjoy, including many of their Cornish properties.

Take the chance to stroll through the picturesque grounds of estates such as Lanhydrock, Trelissick or Cotehele while your kids are nicely preoccupied with the tasks on their trail sheet. Although some locations are more popular than others, there are plenty of options to choose from among the variety of the National Trust’s properties in Cornwall.

Participation costs just £3 per child, which includes a trail activity book, bunny ears to wear as they go about their adventure and the choice of a standard chocolate egg, vegan or Free From alternative as their reward.

Roll eggs in Padstow

For something a little different, rather than hunting for eggs – why not roll them instead?

On Easter Sunday morning the people of Padstow gather for their annual egg rolling competition. In a twist on the more common egg-and-spoon race, decorated hard-boiled eggs are rolled down the high street in a bid for victory.

The kids can have fun getting creative with the decoration of their own egg and in seeing just how well it competes on its way down the hill.

Enjoy a sense of community fun and air of good-natured competition while also helping to raise money for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI), with prizes to be won in the accompanying raffle.

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Swap out the hot cross buns for saffron and cream teas

The Easter weekend doesn’t just have to be about eggs, though. While hot cross buns are a springtime favourite up and down the country there’s a more Cornish alternative to try during your time away.

The saffron bun, also locally known as a tea treat bun, is a Cornish staple and can help to spice up your Easter teatimes.

And, since you’re in Cornwall, make sure you take the opportunity to treat yourself to a proper cream tea. Cafes up and down the county will be serving up an abundance of scones so find a nice, picturesque spot that suits your taste and take a seat.

Just be careful with which order you choose to put the cream and jam on your scone, it’s serious business in the southwest!

Pet animals at Dairyland Farm Park

If your kids can’t get enough of the fluffy Easter bunnies and other spring animals then you can’t go wrong with a visit to Dairyland Farm Park.

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Located near Newquay, the park offers an exciting mix of educational and recreational activities, including tractor rides, bottle feeding sessions and a 12,000 square foot indoor play area.

There is all manner of friendly animals to meet – and possibly even feed – ranging from cows, ponies and goats to rabbits and guinea pigs. A visit during the springtime is also the perfect opportunity to see plenty of baby animals, guaranteed to create some excited smiles.

Come rain or shine, a visit to Dairyland is a great way to spend an egg-citing day out with the family this Easter.


Whatever you want to get up to over your weekend break, Cornwall has you covered. It doesn’t matter if you’re only staying for two days or four, you can find plenty of fun ways to occupy the family this Easter.